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Are there any long term side effects of Dapoxetine?

Are there any long term side effects of Dapoxetine?

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Answered by

Dr. Bharat Udey

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Published At August 9, 2017
Reviewed AtAugust 1, 2022

Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

I am 21 years old. I have a problem of premature ejaculation. I have read 30 mg Dapox is effective for treatment of premature ejaculation. Can I start with od dose of Dapox? And for how long should I continue the medicine? Are there any long term side effects of Dapox? Can I take Duralast? I am taking Minoxidil for hair loss. Please guide.

Answered by Dr. Bharat Udey


Welcome to icliniq.com.

  • At your age, it is unusual to have premature ejaculation (PME). PME is caused when intravaginal ejaculation time is less than a minute. And there is lack of satisfaction from coitus.
  • Yes, Depox (Dapoxetine) is an effective drug for premature ejaculation (PME). To begin with 30 mg is the dose, which can be gradually increased. Besides Dapoxetine, Paroxetine can also be used.
  • Once started, it needs to be continued for a period of about four to six months and then it should be stopped gradually. If taken for a longer period then the efficacy will decrease; cardiac and gastrointestinal symptoms can also occur. Before starting it on your own, do consult a psychiatrist.
  • Duralast is same as Dapoxetine. It is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) congener.
  • Single dose will not lead to a drastic improvement in your sexual timings. It will only improve gradually.
  • Yes, it can cause drowsiness and sedation as a common side effect. In order to avoid this side effect, it is always advised to take Dapoxetine at night before sleeping.
  • At your age, it is preferable to try measures other than medications first, such as, Kegel exercises, healthy diet, regular workout and avoidance of alcohol or tobacco abuse.

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Dr. Bharat Udey

Dr. Bharat Udey


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